Nissan now 'the most likely candidate' to be in talks about Apple Car
What you need to know
- Nissan is the latest automaker to get pulled into the Apple Car rumors.
- The company's CEO expressed interest in a potential partnership during a quarterly press conference.
As reported by The Wall Street Journal, Nissan may be the latest automaker to throw their hat in the ring for a potential Apple Car partnership. Makoto Uchida, Nissan's Chief Executive Officer, was asked about a potential partnership with Apple at a press conference on Tuesday. Uchida responded by saying that Nissan needs to "work with companies that are knowledgeable, with good experience, through partnership and collaboration."
As noted in the report, rumors around a potential partnership with Nissan grew after Hyundai announced that talks with Apple on a potential partnership broke down on Sunday.
Mio Kato, an equity analyst, says that Nissan is now "the most likely candidate to be in serious discussions with Apple" due to the company's resources as well as having recently overexpanded its operations in the United States.
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Really? Hyundai, Kia, some English company, Pugeot, Nissan... Sure they aren't in talks with Yugo?